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Arabia
High-ranking commander escapes assassination attempt
2012-12-03
[Yemen Post] A high-ranking Yemeni commander escaped an liquidation attempt on Sunday in the southern governorate of Lahj.

Military sources affirmed that a gunman in a four-wheel vehicle assaulted the commander of the Al-Anad military base Mohammad al-Subaihi.

They said that the escorts of Al-Subaihi could injure the attacker and arrest him.

"Nobody was hurt in the armed attack, but two cars of the convoy were pockmarked by bullets," local sources said.

Military sources anticipated that al-Qaeda was behind the event, citing that al-Subaihi is pursuing a military offensive against al-Qaeda in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
governorate.

Al-Qaeda had claimed its responsibility for the liquidation of senior Yemeni commander including the commander of the Southern Military Region Salem Qatan who was killed in last June.

More than 60 Yemeni officers, most of them are intelligence officers, were killed across Yemen since the beginning of 2012.

Most liquidations carried out against intelligence officers have occurred in Aden and Sana'a which experience alarming insecurity since the popular uprising erupted against the former regime in early 2011.

Yemeni analysts say that Al-Qaeda failed to target Yemeni strategic facilities and it resorted to assassinate high-ranking officers as a simple option.

Leaders of political parties and ministers were frequently to subjected to liquidation attempts in Sana'a and other major cities.

Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula had called its members to use cycle of violences and avoid using vehicles after US drones increased against them.

The Interior Ministry has directed to ban cycle of violences with no registration plates in all Yemeni governorates as most liquidations were carried out by gunnies on cycle of violences.
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